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Spend special and unforgettable days with the art of discovery in Austria. Let us take you on a journey rich in new experiences and adventures, to off-the-beaten-track encounters.  Follow in the footsteps of creative minds and artists, exceptional hotel hosts, experts in design and lifestyle farmers. By immersing yourself deeply in a region and opening yourself up to all the different things it has to offer, you'll see Austria from a completely new perspective.

Austria Through their Eyes...

Local host Ben Krischke and Ingo Metzler, experience farm NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE UP CLOSE) © Österreich Werbung / Florian Nelwek Local host Ben Krischke and Ingo Metzler, experience farm NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE UP CLOSE) © Österreich Werbung / Florian Nelwek

Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg: Ingo Metzler, innovative farmer

Mountain farmer Ingo Metzler lives in Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg, Austria's western-most province. He produces natural cosmetics and organic farm produce.

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Andreas Bauer, Ars Electronica Center © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer Andreas Bauer, Ars Electronica Center © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Linz: Andreas Bauer, the forward thinker

Andreas Bauer is bringing change to the city of Linz, Upper Austria, with the Ars Electronica Center. The future is taking centre stage at this venue. 

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Local Host Ben Krischke and Brigitte Weninger © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer Local Host Ben Krischke and Brigitte Weninger © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Kufstein: Brigitte Weninger, born under a lucky literary star

Brigitte Weninger brings people to Kufstein with her "happiness" festival. The author has found happiness herself in her hometown.

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Local Host Ben Krischke and Evelyn Ikrath © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber Local Host Ben Krischke and Evelyn Ikrath © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Bad Gastein: Evelyn Ikrath, creative networker

Evelyn Ikrath is passionate about urbanity and art. Both concepts are in plentiful supply in Bad Gastein, and very much present at both of her hotels which are retro retreats for creatives and lateral thinkers.

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Manfred Tement © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer Manfred Tement © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

South Styria: Manfred Tement, a vintner with soul

Star vintner, visionary, holiday host. Manfred Tement not only makes an award-winning Sauvignon Blanc; he also shows guests at his Winzarei Chalets the beauty of life in the region.

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Thomas Helml in the Villa Verdin © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber Thomas Helml in the Villa Verdin © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Lake Millstätter See: Thomas Helml

Ex-Businessman Thomas Helml left his life in Milan, New York and Angeles to become a hotel director at Lake Millstätter See. He founded the bohemian Villa Verdin.

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Sandra Tretter, Gustav Klimt Centre © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber Sandra Tretter, Gustav Klimt Centre © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Lake Attersee: Sandra Tretter, through the eyes of Klimt

Art historian Sandra Tretter is truly passionate about Gustav Klimt. She runs the "Gustav Klimt Centre" at Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut. There you can see vivid remnants of the artist's life.

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Local Host Ben Krischke and Lilli Hollein © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer Local Host Ben Krischke and Lilli Hollein © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Vienna: Lilli Hollein, designer in a city of design

Design is synonymous with Vienna, thanks in no small part to Lilli Hollein. The director of the Vienna Design Week festival has helped shape the design culture in the city of her birth.

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Through The Lens of Catherine Hyland

Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland

British Journal of Photography Commission

As part of a collaboration with British Journal of Photography, artist Catherine Hyland won an exclusive commission to explore Austria and create a compelling series that captures the country from new perspectives. The photographer spent a week traversing the country to create a body of work responding to the people and places she encountered.

Browse a selection of the work that Hyland produced in Linz and Brengezerwald below.

Read more on British Journal of Photography:
Linz: Finding faces down the Danube
Bregenzerwald: When everything is so beautiful, what do you photograph?
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Linz © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland
  • Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland Britische Fotografin Catherine Hyland erkundet Bregenzerwald © www.catherinehyland.co.uk / Catherine Hyland

All Discoveries at a Glance

Local host Ben Krischke and Ingo Metzler, experience farm NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE UP CLOSE) © Österreich Werbung / Florian NelwekLocal host Ben Krischke and Ingo Metzler, experience farm NATURHAUTNAH (NATURE UP CLOSE) © Österreich Werbung / Florian Nelwek

Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg: Ingo Metzler, innovative farmer

Mountain farmer Ingo Metzler lives in Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg, Austria's western-most province. He produces natural cosmetics and organic farm produce.
Discover more
Andreas Bauer, Ars Electronica Center © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus SauerAndreas Bauer, Ars Electronica Center © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Linz: Andreas Bauer, the forward thinker

Andreas Bauer is bringing change to the city of Linz, Upper Austria, with the Ars Electronica Center. The future is taking centre stage at this venue. 
Discover more
Local Host Ben Krischke and Brigitte Weninger © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus SauerLocal Host Ben Krischke and Brigitte Weninger © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Kufstein: Brigitte Weninger

Brigitte Weninger brings people to Kufstein with her "happiness" festival. The author has found happiness herself in her hometown.
Discover more
Local Host Ben Krischke and Evelyn Ikrath © Österreich Werbung / Eva MayrhuberLocal Host Ben Krischke and Evelyn Ikrath © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Bad Gastein: Evelyn Ikrath, creative networker

Evelyn Ikrath is passionate about urbanity and art. Both concepts are in plentiful supply in Bad Gastein, and very much present at both of her hotels which are retro retreats for creatives and lateral thinkers.
Discover more
Manfred Tement © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus SauerManfred Tement © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Manfred Tement: a vintner with soul

Star vintner, visionary, holiday host. Manfred Tement not only makes an award-winning Sauvignon Blanc; he also shows guests at his Winzarei Chalets the beauty of life in the region.
Discover more
Thomas Helml in the Villa Verdin © Österreich Werbung / Eva MayrhuberThomas Helml in the Villa Verdin © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Lake Millstatt: Thomas Helml

Ex-Businessman Thomas Helml left his life in Milan, New York and Angeles to become a hotel director at Lake Millstätter See. He founded the bohemian Villa Verdin.
Discover more
Sandra Tretter, Gustav Klimt Centre © Österreich Werbung / Eva MayrhuberSandra Tretter, Gustav Klimt Centre © Österreich Werbung / Eva Mayrhuber

Sandra Tretter: through the eyes of Klimt

Art historian Sandra Tretter is truly passionate about Gustav Klimt. She runs the "Gustav Klimt Centre" at Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut. There you can see vivid remnants of the artist's life.
Discover more
Local Host Ben Krischke and Lilli Hollein © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus SauerLocal Host Ben Krischke and Lilli Hollein © Österreich Werbung / Nikolaus Sauer

Vienna: Lilli Hollein, designer in a city of design

Design is synonymous with Vienna, thanks in no small part to Lilli Hollein. The director of the Vienna Design Week festival has helped shape the design culture in the city of her birth.
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Highlights

  • Lake Attersee © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner Lake Attersee © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner
  • Arlberg © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner Arlberg © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner
  • The Green Ring © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner The Green Ring © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner
  • Arlberg, panoramic view © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner Arlberg, panoramic view © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner
  • Christina Zauner © Österreich Werbung / Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek Christina Zauner © Österreich Werbung / Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek
  • Sundown Arlberg © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner Sundown Arlberg © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner
Vier Künstler © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner Vier Künstler © Österreich Werbung / Lisa Eiersebner

The Art of Discovery

Four artists travel around Austria together. In the process, they not only rediscover a country but also soak up experiences that will provide them with moments of lasting inspiration. They enthusiastically set about enjoying their own adventures and creating their own artistic interpretations.

For it's all those little things in life and the often fleeting impressions that give way to fantastic ideas, ideas that will in their own way enrich each person for a long time to come.

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